Peconic Bay Medical Center has received approval from the New York State Health Commissioner to establish two laboratory cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology suites and construct a rooftop helipad.
Jean M. Cacciabaudo, MD, a fellowship-trained cardiologist, was formerly the chief of cardiology at Southside Hospital and director of nuclear cardiology and associate medical director at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
A state public health committee today decided to ignore the recommendations of department of health staff, which picked Peconic Bay Medical Center as the sole East End site for a cardiac catheterization lab.
“We are in a race to get a cardiac cath lab in the Town of Riverhead,” Supervisor Sean Walter said last week. The state health department will approve only one cardiac cath lab on the East End, he said, but both PBMC and Southampton Hospital have applications pending for cardiac catheterization facilities.